Club statement: Accrington Stanley


The club are working with Accrington Stanley to positively identify an individual in the away end who threw a pyrotechnic onto the pitch area during Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

One individual was ejected for pitch encroachment during the game and will shortly be receiving a summons to appear in court, where the individual will be facing a potential three-year national football banning order.

The club’s Safety Officer Mick Everett has been asked by the FA to provide a written response from the club about the aforementioned behaviour at last weekend’s game.

The FA, Premier League and EFL have together introduced new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment.   

The new set of actions, which have been implemented across all English football leagues from the start of the 2022/23 season and backed by the Football Supporters’ Association, target activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.  

These acts are dangerous, illegal and have severe consequences. They have no place in football, or anywhere. Click here to read more about English football uniting to tough measures on fan behaviour.

With a bumper crowd expected in SE7 on Saturday, supporters are being encouraged to be in their seats early to help ease congestion at the turnstiles. Grab your tickets for the clash against the Rams by clicking the graphic below.


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